Originally Posted by GoldyCat
My only experience with battery operated vacs is that they don't work well at all for cat hair. I don't know about the specific one you're considering.
Just wondering how your new apartment is working out?
Good. I just need to finish putting away some stuff, but it seems fine. I've furnished it and all. I just need a few more items like a printer and a coat rack, but otherwise I've gotten all the big stuff done. I have no view of anything except the apartment courtyard, which is kind of a drag, but at the time I rented, it was the only unit available that would fit the bill of what I was looking for and what was within my budget. Other apartment complexes had problems like no parking or being above something very noisy. The view I can deal with though.
Cleaning up is a bit of an issue here because Ally and Ollie are shedding much more up here than in Florida. I'm thinking it's due to the climate. Brushing doesn't seem to help. All I can really do is vacuum and dust daily. Ollie is happy but he's started going through his teenager phase and is setting up his boundaries. Ally just finished her teenager phase it seems because she's more affectionate than she's been in 2 months.
My neighbors seem ok. Lots of dogs and cats in the building from what I can tell. Ally and Ollie stare at the cat in the window across from my apartment.
The biggest problem is that there is no grocery store within walking distance. That should be fixed in a month as a little grocery/deli is opening in the downstairs retail space of my apt complex.
So, things seem fine. I won't really know 100% until it gets frigid. Then I get to find out how the insulation is. Fortunately I have a fireplace and an a/c with heating.
Oh yeah, one other minor problem. The complex has everybody's a/c air handler in a locked room within their apt. They don't let people change their own a/c filter. Mine is in my bedroom. So there is this locked door that only the maintenance people can get into. That annoys me because I like to change the filter often, but I can't with the way it's set up. It also annoys me because the maintenance people have a key to the apt and just come in to do stuff as they want. I was pretty clear that I want them to only come in when I'm present and that I'm happy to schedule maintenance, but the other day I came home to find a slip on the kitchen counter that maintenance had come in to check something.